Welcome to our website covering the villages of Great Smeaton, Hornby and Little Smeaton, or more specifically this part of North Yorkshire within the Parish of Smeaton with Hornby. The purpose of the website is to provide residents, anyone thinking of moving to the area and prospective visitors to the area, with information covering many aspects of our village life. As is noted at the foot of the page, the site is sponsored by a number of local organisations, again thanks to them. This means that the site is free of charge for all wishing to advertise on it (providing they live within the Parish) so please contact me by
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On Saturday 25th January 2014 (Also known as Burns Night) a traditional Burns Supper was held in The Black Bull. The highlight of the evening was provided by Dave Morrison who resplendent in traditional Scots Kilt and Bagpipes “Piped in the Haggis”.
The traditions of “Addressing the Haggis” and “The Selkirk Grace” (see below) were said before the diners were treated to a Traditional fare of “Neaps and Tatties”.
The Selkirk Grace
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit
Children from Great Smeaton School gathered at St Eloy's to re-enact the Nativity.
Children, Parents and Teachers then adjourned to the school for Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies.
Thanks to all the children for their Performance and Singing, Mrs Evans for the costumes and Miss Turner and Mrs Hindley for perseverance in rehearsals.
A big thank you Lesley Marie for organising and to everyone who attended "Ladies Night In" in Great Smeaton Village Hall on Sunday 1st December 2013
A whopping £820.50 was raised on the night
The majority of the funds raised went into the Mowbray Suite Complimentary Service run by Kathryn Almond, Friarage Hospital. Which provides treatments for patients diagnosed with cancer.
A percentage went into our Village Hall Funds and the remainder went to Saint Eloys Church to contribute towards Billy's Gate Funds.
The event hosted various attractions which includes Sisters of Sigston Belly Dancing, Sczory Hair and Beauty by Clare Hartley make up artist, House of Colour , Giftware, Health, and Craft Stalls, Cupcakes by Julie, Canapés by Lol, and Champers as refreshments.